German Chocolate Cake

Sentry Insurance @1800 Restaurant

It’s National Chocolate Cake Day! Chef Wayne Anderson hopes you celebrate in style with one of his favorite recipes for German Chocolate Cake.

Ingredients:

4 ounces German sweet chocolate – chopped
1/2 cup water
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

 

Directions:

Line three greased 9 inch round baking pans with waxed paper. Grease waxed paper and set aside. In small saucepan, melt chocolate with water over low heat; cool

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

In a small bowl and with clean beaters, beat the 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into the creamed mixture; fold in remaining whites.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Frosting:

1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup butter
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small sauce pan, heat sugar, milk, cornstarch, butter and egg yolks over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla extract. Cool until thick enough to spread.

2 Responses to German Chocolate Cake

  1. trialsinfood says:

    What? It’s national chocolate cake day? Can I have a piece of that? Yum!

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